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How The Chemical Brothers' 'Dig Your Own Hole' predicted the post-genre pop future

The Chemical Brothers' second album, 1997's 'Dig Your Own Hole', radiated ambition and adventure, and was their first to hit No.1 in the UK charts thanks to a string of landmark singles. Here, Ben Cardew explores how 'Dig Your Own Hole' altered the Chems' creative trajectory, predicted our post-genre pop future, and catapulted them to new heights

Note: this article was originally published in 2018


The Chemical Brother's second album, 'Dig Your Own Hole', was perhaps not the best electronic album of...

Rodney P and Kojey Radical spoke in an interview with The Guardian 

Kojey Radical recently spoke about the death of George Floyd alongside Rodney P in The Guardian.

As part of a cross-generational interview series between black...

He leaves behind over 2,000 mastering and production credits

George Horn, the acclaimed American audio and mastering engineer, has reportedly died of COVID-19.

Josh Cheon, who worked alongside Horn on the mastering of all 300...

After intensive, early lockdowns, China's events industry is gradually returning to pre-pandemic levels, with safety measures in place. Bruce Tantum speaks to a selection of DJs...

In mid-August of last year, scenes from an electronic music festival at a water-park in Wuhan, China were beaming across the internet. The photos and...

DJ Mag's Solid Gold series revisits and examines the ongoing significance and influence of electronic albums throughout history. In this edition, Ben Cardew discusses how Leftfield's...

Bastardisation has long been at the heart of the British musical soul. The Beatles had it, tying up US R&B into wonderful new forms in...

Tech-house overtakes techno as most popular electronic music genre

Tech-house has overtaken techno as the most popular genre of electronic music, according to a newly-published business report as part of the International Music Summit in...

Featuring Bradley Zero, George The Poet, Jenifa Mayanja, CC:Disco!, and more

Stamp The Wax is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a new ten-part edition of the platform's Monday Morning Mixtape series, raising money for worthwhile causes. ...

Even the top DJs had to learn from someone. In the Top 100 set questions in the preceding pages, we asked all the DJs voted...

This month we’ve learnt who the public have voted as their favourite DJs, but who are the DJs’ favourite DJs? Who inspired them and put them...

Win a free holiday and a DJ slot on the Groovecruise

Cruise ships. Hardly your usual DJmag fodder, eh? The preserve of leathery-skinned septuagenarians topping up their tans; three solid weeks subjected to tacky cabarets, magic...

DJ Hype — a true soldier of the dnb scene

DJ Hype has hosted his Playaz night at Fabric in London on the last Friday of the month for the last 13 years. He's held his Kiss radio show for 18 years straight and still manages to find time to DJ all over the world – spreading the 360 drum & bass gospel.

Apollonia are the gods of groovy, stripped-back underground house music. The French trio — consisting of Dan Ghenacia, Shonky and Dyed Soundorom — have been...

It’s late May 2017 in Ibiza, and the end of a long week of opening parties on the island. Shortly after Apollonia close the terrace...

Embarrassing bangers & regrettable records inside...

We all remember the first music we bought, right? Whether it was wax, cassette tape, CD or er... MP3, there's little doubt that your first...

The sharp-tongued, genre defying, Asaf Borgore isn’t a “PC” social figure. However, we find out that what’s really on Borgore’s political agenda is to spread...

This guy must be an imposter. The laidback gentleman posing for the camera during his DJ Mag USA photo shoot in New York City can’t...

JME & Krept & Konan dominate with four nominations each. 

Grime is experiencing a bit of a renaissance at the minute, so it seems apt that grime acts have dominated this year's just-released MOBO nominations. ...

Dapz by Andy Lowe

After well over a decade in the game, Birmingham rapper Dapz on the Map drops his debut album ‘Landed’ in October. He speaks to DJ Mag about how grime has matured and embracing the emotional vulnerability of his lyrics

“That’s why you’re a spitter and I’m an artist,” Birmingham’s Dapz on the Map declared on his chest-puffing SBTV debut way back in 2009, shelling...